February 2020

March National Health Observances: Colorectal Cancer, Kidney Disease, Nutrition, and Tuberculosis

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Each month, we feature select National Health Observances (NHOs) that align with our priorities for improving health across the United States. The NHOs in our February roundup help raise awareness about low vision, heart health, and teen dating violence. Check out the resources below for the March NHOs — and join us in helping everyone live a healthier life...

MyHealthfinder Has Moved to health.gov!

We’re excited to announce that MyHealthfinder is now live at its new home on health.gov! The move is part of website updates that ODPHP has recently implemented to better deliver up-to-date health information to our key audiences. MyHealthfinder is a prevention and wellness resource that health professionals can recommend to individuals and families...

Now Webcast-Only: Meeting 5 of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

See NEW Links for Advisory Committee Meeting Webcast Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee Meeting 5 Now Webcast-Only, March 12-13 Meeting update: Meeting 5 of the Advisory Committee will be held by webcast only, out of an abundance of caution due to various employer travel restrictions and to ensure a quorum can be reached for the Committee to conduct its work...

National Girls and Women in Sports Day: Lead Her Forward

By: Shauna Rohbock, PCSFN Council Member and Olympic Silver Medalist in Bobsled February 5, 2020 marks the 34th anniversary of National Girls and Women in Sports Day. This year’s theme is “Lead Her Forward.” Annually, this observance celebrates the accomplishments of girls and women in sports, and provides us with the chance to highlight the importance of girls and women having equal access and opportunities to participate in sports...